Actress and singer Janet Jackson recently discussed her healthy habits in an interview with Health magazine. Jackson confesses that she hates working out, but loves her personal trainer. “He knows I love sports and games, so that’s how he gets me. We’ll do obstacle courses. He said recently, “You’ve got to lift.” But right now, I just want to run and do ab work. So I’ll run for maybe an hour.” To make her workout more bearable, she also listens to music or watches movies while on the treadmill.
Once a vegan, Jackson has decided to make some modifications to her diet. “My trainer is constantly in my ear about not getting enough protein, so I started eating fish,” she said. “When we were growing up, all of us kids were vegetarians. No one had asked me to stop eating meat—I just noticed everyone else around me had stopped, so I followed the crew.”
Jackson also shared her thoughts on body-obsession in Hollywood. “It’s one thing to be fitness-obsessed in a positive way, but it’s become too negative,” she said. “I’ve seen photographs of people in bikinis, circled where they have cellulite. But it’s like, look, we’re all human. Some of the thinnest models have cellulite, it’s genetic. I think it’s mean-spirited.”